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Banners celebrating 100 years of the Wisconsin Idea adorn the exterior of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 5, 2011.

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Charles McCarthy formalized the Wisconsin Idea in 1912. He was a chief architect of the Wisconsin Continuation Schools, which opened in 1911. The schools are now known as Wisconsin's Technical Colleges.


Homeschooling Middle School

My daughter’s middle school years are over, and although there were not as many cutesy lapbooks or hands-on projects as in the elementary school years, we still achieved a lot of ground both in terms of academics, practical life skills,